University of Leicester

University of Leicester


Applicants conduct robust research focused on improving policy, practice and the quality of education; students develop research skills that enable them to complete a doctoral thesis and enhance their professional capability through critical analysis and the use of research evidence.

Entry requirements

A relevant Master's degree or equivalent and minimum 3 years' professional experience required; international students are required to hold IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Students select 1 from 3 main streams: Education management and administration; learning and teaching; applied linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); taught element also includes compulsory research methods component.

Assessment methods

Assessment by assignments for each taught unit, plus 50,000-word thesis related to main focus of study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,455 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 1,998 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Distance learning - 6 years
EdD Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0116 229 7652